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'Her Fearful Symmetry' by Audrey Niffenegger - Book Club Discussion Questions

'Her Fearful Symmetry' - Reading Group Guide


'Her Fearful Symmetry' by Audrey Niffenegger

'Her Fearful Symmetry'

Simon & Schuster
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger is the story of two American twins who inherit their aunt's apartment in London. Use these book club discussion questions on Her Fearful Symmetry to lead your reading group into the book.

Spoiler Warning: These book club discussion questions reveal important details about Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. Finish the book before reading on.

  1. Who did you sympathize with more, Julia or Valentina? Did your sympathies change as the story moved on?

  2. Why do you think Valentina chose to risk death to be free from Julia? How much do you think Elspeth influenced her decision?

  3. Do you think Elspeth intended to take Valentina's body all along?

  4. How culpable was Robert in the plot to fake Valentina's death?

  5. What does the subplot about Martin and Marijke add to the novel? How does their reunion compare with Robert and Elspeth's?

  6. When you found out Elspeth and Edie's secret, did it change your opinion of those characters? Why do you think they tried to trick Jack in that way?

  7. In what ways did each of the characters manipulate and control those they loved? Did the manipulators turn out happy in the end?

  8. Rate Her Fearful Symmetry on a scale of 1 to 5.
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